Betcha the equation we can write for his death looks like this: he was where he should not have been + hanging out people he should not have + parking garage = DIE!!!!
Go on. Try figuring out where he was (other than a parking garage in the early morning) when he died. It’s as if there’s a news blackout on this.
Bottom line: boy should have run faster.
The University of Houston announced the former sprinter’s death on Tuesday.
‘We are devastated by the unexpected passing of alumnus Cameron Burrell. We offer our sincerest condolences and support to the Burrell family and all who knew him, including Cameron’s many friends, coaches and teammates,’ the university wrote.
The Burrell family says they are ‘grief-stricken’ and ‘going through profound sorrow’ right now.
‘My family is extremely saddened with the loss of our son, Cameron, last night. We are going through profound sorrow and ask that all of our friends, extended University of Houston family and the track and field community in the U.S. and abroad allow us to gather with our closest family and friends,’ Burrell’s father, Leroy, said in a statement obtained by TMZ.
‘We are profoundly grief-stricken, and thank everyone for the outpouring of prayers and support. We will forward more information when it is available.’
Details surrounding Burrell’s death remain unknown at this time. Medical records indicate he died in a parking lot but offer no further details as to the circumstances of the tragedy.
Family friend Mike Pedé offered his condolences to the Burrell family, saying his ‘heart breaks’ for the athlete’s parents, Leroy and Michelle.
‘I cannot imagine the pain they must be going through, but I draw on Leroy’s undying positivity and we should all send some to this family know as they try to make some sense of Cameron’s passing,’ Pedé wrote on Facebook.
‘From Sienna, to Ridge Point, to UH to the world track & field stage, Cameron was a treasure to all that came across him. Rest in Peach Cameron, you will be missed but not forgotten.’
Burrell was a sprinter at the University of Houston. He was the NCAA Division I champion over 100 meters in 2018 and anchored Houston’s 4x100m relay team.